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Do’s And Don’ts of Finishing a Basement

Do’s And Don’ts of Finishing a Basement

The number of homeowners looking forward to revamping their basement spaces is increasing at a rapid pace. We are all realizing the importance of putting our basement to proper use and not treating them as a built-in storage unit.

Companies are offering fabulous interior designs for the complete makeover of the basement. There are so many ways of using your basement. You can either have a small bar in your basement where you can easily treat yourself and your guests to champagne or turn the space into a private bedroom that you can easily list on rent. While there are so many options available, there are still chances of your committing some unavoidable mistakes. Here is the list of some dos and don’ts that you should be careful about while revamping your basement.

Do: Master the Art of Open Spaces

Most of the basements are based on the open-concept arrangement. This means that there are no walls to divide one room from the other. You have to be very careful if you are redesigning your basement on this model. First, you have to make the list of items that you will place in the basement. For example, you can consider installing a TV there along with a dining table. Since you have the TV, you will also place a couch in front of it. Now, while designing the room, you have to be certain that the furniture items are not overlapping and are arranged properly. A room decorated in a haphazard manner will definitely lose its charm.    

Do: Identify The Room’s Use

If you are redesigning your basement, you have to be sure that you don’t deprive the place of its functionality. For example, if you keep your washing machine in the basement, leave some area around it in case of any leaks. Also, before you get started on the design, make sure that you have taken care of the basics. You have to see whether there are any plumbing issues or not. Also, lighting in the basement is generally low, so you have to make sure that you have installed enough bulbs to keep the room well-lit. The basement also has a constant problem of moisture, so install a dehumidifier to get rid of moisture.

Don’t: Underestimate the Construction Work

Revamping or redesigning other rooms in your house is different than redesigning the basement. As mentioned above, when it comes to the basement, you have to pay attention to a lot of things. From plumbing to electricity, every other aspect has to be carefully looked into. You shouldn’t assume that you will be done with the makeover within a week and must set out enough time to address all issues.

Don’t: Ignore the Visuals

Basements are notorious for having mismatched furniture and bare walls. When you are redesigning your basement, make sure that the roop is visually appealing.


Revamping your basement is a good way to increase the value of your house. An additional room in your room will bring so many benefits to you.


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